Monday, August 4, 2014

Summertime, Summertime, Sum, Sum, Summertime

It's been a busy summer here...

Row by Row is a great success.
 People from all over the country have
stopped in to check out our Lady Bug Row.
The best part is, everyone is having fun.

If you don't know about Row By Row,
 click on the link below for information:

There's still time to participate!

This past month we've had lots of busy Summer Sewing Campers.
Lead by sewing teacher extraordinaire, Jennifer Ziehl Vacca,
the kids are sewing up a storm.
Here are a few from the beginner sewing camp
sharing some of their projects with me.
       The more advanced sewists really made some amazing things.
Danielle made decorative pillows for her room
and learned basic quilting techniques.
Now she's making a full quilt.
Go Danielle!
Ryan and Allison made big leaps into the fashion sewing world.
Check out their creations below:
Allison's dress on the left is made with ivory lace
layered over a peach cotton voile. Just gorgeous!
Ryan (right) made a beautifully tailored jacket in pink denim.
She even has her own label!
Our regular sewing classes start up again in September.
Click on the link below for the schedules.
 More classes will be added soon. 

Ooodles of new fabrics and yarns
have been coming in.
Heather Ross' Far Far Away

Spooktacular Too!
by Maude Asbury
Bestest Halloween collection ever. 

Bonnie Christine's
I am always extolling the wonderful
quality of Art Gallery's fabric. Their slogan is
"Feel the Difference"
And you can.
Their cloth is the best of all the quilting cottons out there,
and now they are bringing out a line of cotton voiles and knits
which are amazing. The voile is absolutely luxurious!
You've got to come in and touch some. 

Amy Butler's new "Glow"
will be here any minute.
It's one of my favorites of all her collections.

Yummy new yarn!
Sophia Tweed

Crazy mini yarn balls
How could one resist??
I couldn't.
What do you do with them, hmmmn?
Well, we are making Elf Sweaters.
(of course)
Many Elf sweaters. Which make great tree ornaments.
These cute little balls of yarn make great ornaments
without any knitting involved too.

On that note...
Time to sign out.

Hope to see you all in the store soon!

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Energy has been welling up around here.  Over the past month, little bits and pieces
of projects have been appearing.  Some are co-workers, others "Friends of..."
Here are a few...

Sarah came by about a month ago with this quilt top she made for a friend. 
Some of the fabric is from Art Gallery's "Sweet as Honey" collection with a bit
ancient french script, wood grain and hedgehogs to balance the design.
All of it is enveloped with a new Kona color "Wasabi"
which perfects this modern design.
 Christine, who makes incredible custom window treatments for us, also
creates gorgeous heirloom clothing.  Here is one of her recent child
rompers with bonnet she made using a Kaffe Fassett fabric.

 Speaking of Kaffe...
Nancy Keyes knit a Kaffe inspired wrap using bits and pieces from her stash (mostly).
She let me take a project only pic.  Gorgeous colors!  LOVE the clasp.
Keeping in mind the size restrictions this years Boston Marathon has on bags
carried during the event, Nancy made this marathon themed wrist pouch
to carry cash and phone to the race.
The penguin sweaters will be shipping off to Australia in a few days.
So now, with more time on their hands they've been busy "supervising"
 a few quilting projects...
 I love seeing works in progress.
This was the beginning of Jennifer's quilt, Pezzy Pizzazz from American Jane.
Yummy shapes and colors.  They're hand appliqued and each one looks
like a small art me anyway.

Almost done!

Lindell is working on the Jaybird Quilt design "Giggles"
using their Hex n More ruler and Kona cotton colors.
 These colors should banish our winter cobwebs!

We have some beautiful new silks and linens in the store.

Here are a few of my favorites...
This silk/cotton eyelet would be
gorgeous layered over our solid silk cottons.

Fresh, light linens!
Super sharp striped linen.
Perfect for slacks, jackets or home decorating projects.

Red, blue and white geometric pattern in silk.

So pretty.
Soft grey silk with roses.
(I would love a dress, please)

Got a young sewist in your home?
Summer Sewing Camp is a great way
to learn new skills and have fun.
Check out camp info on our website: 

Come in and share what you've been creating!

See you soon!